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James Snell

James Snell is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications including The Telegraph, Prospect, National Review, NOW News, Middle East Eye and History Today.

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Targeting doctors, Assad puts humanity itself in the crosshairs

04 December, 2019

Comment: Assad's regime is deliberately targeting health workers - imprisoning, torturing and treating them as enemies of the state, writes James Snell.

How China uses tech to monitor, detain, brainwash Uighurs

28 November, 2019

Comment: The Chinese government is conducting mass surveillance, imprisonment and brainwashing of Uighurs under the guise of 'education and counter-terrorism', writes James Snell.

Leaked Iran cables reveal puppeteer's grip on Iraq

19 November, 2019

Comment: The leaked Iran cables detail the machinations of a foreign government acting with its own interests at heart in Iraq, writes James Snell.

Mourning White Helmets ally, James Le Mesurier

14 November, 2019

Comment: In Le Mesurier's death, the world has lost an advocate for Syrian lives, and a great humanitarian, writes James Snell.

Assad officials begin trial, but regime brutality continues

31 October, 2019

Comment: Germany's efforts to prosecute two Syrians who are believed to have committed war crimes under Assad barely scratches the surface of the Syrian regime's crimes, writes James Snell.

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

15 October, 2019

Comment: From inaction over regime use of chemical weapons, to a callous abandonment of the Kurds, US policy in Syria is a riot of indifference, writes James Snell.

Footballer, revolutionary, Assad victim. Remembering the spirit of Sarout

10 June, 2019

Comment: Sarout fought against the Assad regime for almost a decade, and served as a symbol of defiance and hope for many, writes James Snell.

Shamima Begum's media circus in the Syrian desert

14 March, 2019

Analysis: Begum has not only come to represent the Islamic State's protected and inglorious denouement, but also a physical representation for some of the difficult questions facing states.

How Russian oligarchs are ducking US sanctions

16 November, 2018

Comment: When sanctions can be danced around or negotiated away, they amount to a flimsy version of foreign policy, writes James Snell.

Ending birthright citizenship? A dark trick to play

31 October, 2018

Comment: Though he's unlikely to achieve it by executive order, Trump's plan to end birthright citizenship would set America on a dangerous path, writes James Snell.

Afghans are serious about their democracy, why aren't we?

23 October, 2018

Comment: The way security and defence of post-Taliban Afghanistan has been handled shames everyone responsible, writes James Snell.

What to do with captive foreign IS fighters?

16 October, 2018

Comment: Governments around the world are abandoning their responsibility to deal with Islamic State group fighters who were not killed on the battlefield, writes James Snell.

James Snell
James Snell

James Snell is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous international publications including The Telegraph, Prospect, National Review, NOW News, Middle East Eye and History Today.

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